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Re: status of circulars dependencies in unstable

On Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 04:20:22PM +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
> mind if we keep debian-devel in the loop? If not, please reply to 
> debian-devel@lists.debian.org and quote me freely :-) 

of course not!

> [...]
> Do you plan to package this for Debian? Then I could easily re-use it on 
> piuparts.debian.org :) If not, a textfile with that list updated daily for 
> stable, testing and sid would also help (me now), but be less robust and 
> useful for others.

it does produce a text file for unstable which you can get at
if you need the same for testing and stable just give me a shout.

packaging this really doesn't make much sense as long as teh code is in
the bad state it currently is in. which isn't really a coding problem,
but more that i would need input from other people.

quoted from my earlier mail to holger for background:
> the code that produces that page is a branched and hacked version of the
> one here: https://debian.semistable.com/svn/debgraph/
> unfortunately this is in a weird state. the original idea was to produce
> a big graph of all sorts of relations between source packages, binary
> packages, distributions, version, architectures, maintainers, bugs etc
> and then have a functional language in which to formulate queries
> against it. the goal was to create something like lintian, but for the
> relationships between entities. i still think it is a splendid idea, but
> it kinda got stuck, mostly for the lack of someone to discuss
> applications of it with. the circular dependency check is just an
> example of what you can do with it, and not a very good one.

so if anyone can think of good use cases for a tool that allows analytics
on the dependencies between entities in the debian space (packages, bugs
etc), then please send them my way. with a moderatly long list of use
cases, i could go on defining the query language...

cu  rober

Robert Lemmen                               http://www.semistable.com 

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